This Game Day Cocktail is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday—or any winter night. “The Game Day Cocktail just transports me back to Tuscaloosa, Alabama,” shares Leigh Hansen, a mom of three who attended the University of Alabama, and created the Habitual Hostess blog with her best friend (who she met in college!), Alston Calabrese. “Bourbon – it reminds me of the excitement of Game Day! You (or your date) would sneak bourbon in a flask into the stadium. You’d pour a little sip into your fountain drink of choice,” explains Leigh. Habitual Hostess’s upgraded version uses Ginger Beer and lime juice to elevate the drink—just a little.


Habitual Hostess’s Game Day Cocktail


2 oz Jack Daniels

1/2 oz maple syrup

1/2 ounce of lime juice

2 oz Ginger Beer (we love @fevertree_usa )

Thinly sliced lime round


  1. Combine Jack Daniels, maple syrup and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Pour mixture into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime round.


Join Our Community

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in-and-around The Local Moms Network community with local events, community highlights, and exclusive deals.